Release/6.4.1RC1-News

GRASS GIS 6.4.1RC1 Release

Release

SVN Source Code

Overview of changes

Since the 6.4.0 release in September 2010 almost 390 source code modifications have been made to the 6.4.x release branch.

Between 6.4.0 and the current 6.4.1RC1 more than 390 updates have been applied.

New modules

  • v.in.lines: Creates a lines vector map from an ASCII x,y points file.
  • r.colors.out: Exports the color table associated with a raster map.
  • r.li.pielou: new landscape fragmentation index
  • r.li.reny: new landscape fragmentation index

Major module changes

  • i.ortho.photo: several resampling methods implemented; artifacts removed; command line support added; photo.* commands renamed to i.photo.*
  • r.proj: fix off by half pixel
  • v.select: added support for new GEOS operators

Minor module changes

  • d.vect: Ability to take per-feature symbol size and rotation from attribute columns (#600)
  • i.atcorr: AVNIR and IKONOS sensors added (some filter function fixes yet pending)
  • g.mapsets: sort list (-l) output
  • g.extension: fixes and support for install system-wide
  • g.transform: add new options to dump coefficients and transform arbitrary points, both fwd and reverse
  • r.distance: output correct precision for different projection types (bugs #654 and #335)
  • r.info: export floats with correct precision (trac #335)
  • r.in.gdal: flag to force the import of lat/lon imagery which is missing georef
  • r.neighbors: Gaussian and range method
  • r.out.arc: flag added to refer to cell center in header
  • r.out.ascii: output correct precision for different projection types (bugs #654 and #335)
  • r.out.png: Worldfile and transparency flags added for use with KML/web tiles
  • r.param.scale: write more metadata
  • r.proj: add flags to print source map region, simplifying workflow; cache fix
  • r.random: improve metadata writing; -b flag added to avoid generating vector topology
  • r.series: threshold and quantiles
  • r.stats: output correct precision for different projection types (bugs #654 and #335)
  • r.statistics: attempt to fix bug #1090
  • v.db.select: optional file output added
  • v.db.dropcol: recreate the index on the key column of the table
  • v.edit: set up default DB if it doesn't exist
  • v.generalize: do not crash, give out of memory informational messages
  • v.in.ascii: accept D:M:S coords in standard mode
  • v.in.ogr: faster polygon import, cleaner and smaller output
  • v.info: topology level 1 support added
  • v.mkgrid: optional line support added
  • v.split: do not attempt to read dead line
  • v.surf.rst: z-coordinate and zcol support
  • v.to.db: line azimuth support
  • v.univar: added optional geometry distances instead of table data
  • v.vol.rst: new npmax parameter added
  • v.voronoi: much less memory, a bit faster
  • v.what: shell script style output added

Library changes

  • cairo driver fixes
  • dglib: graph library cache activated
  • pythonlib: improved
  • PNG driver: Use 64-byte header to ensure frame buffer alignment (bug #937)
  • RST interpolation library: running out of memory problem fix

GUI changes

  • Major wxGUI update (based on GRASS 6.5) - r43911
  • Completely rewritten wxGUI Georectifier
  • Fixed segfault which appears while automated GUI creation (bug #928)
  • TclTk startup screen is now more friendly on small screens
  • gis.m remembers last used directory when saving files
  • gis.m menus updated to contain some of 6.4.0 new modules
  • gis.m instances are terminated on exit from GRASS CLI. No more crashes on gis.m exit.
  • gis.m PS label feature now is usable (bug #819)

Map projection changes

  • added Geostationary Satellite View support

Portability changes

  • r.sim.sediment, r.sim.water: fix MacOSX and winGRASS crashes

Message translation updates

  • message catalogue updated

WinGRASS changes

Closed tickets

Closed bugs since the last release

#73
r.out.gdal tiff output does not work
#181
tac command missing in OSX
#224
cache bug in DGLib
#626
layers re-renamed after change properties (wxpython)
#638
Tk interface does not handle mouse wheel events in v.digit
#713
OSGeo4W patch for g3d lib
#788
r.out.gdal and nodata
#819
Problems in displaying postscript labels layer
#865
vector libs: select 3D lines with 2D polygon
#870
Duplicate Legend layer in tcltk
#959
r.surf.contour. Resulting range of values has an incorrect 0 minimum.
#994
v.buffer2 creating wrong buffer around polygon edges.
#1003
WxGUI measure tool activation should switch Map Display to "Pointer" tool
#1045
strange behaviour in v.net.path
#1051
wxgui: SEARCH_PATH corruption
#1102
Subgroup option is not "inserted" in command-line
#1142
r.in.poly fails in LL
#1151
v.extract: where letting all pass on double prec
#1152
d.out.file + cairo: errors writing the image
#1155
GRASS Working Environment - Mapset Access is Broken
#1157
WinGrass-Installer should include a working gdal-version which is built against
#1159
v.in.ascii points import fails in WinGRASS-6.4.0-1
#1161
g.region and r.info decimal issue when using grass python libs
#1162
g.message: unwanted expansion
#1164
newlines in sed scripts not portable for wingrass
#1165
wingrass: cs2cs fails from the msys command line
#1167
wx location wizard: proj4 terms fall off edge of window
#1169
wget misses libssl32.dll (affects r.in.wms)
#1174
Set zoom to/from computational region in display map does not work
#1179
daily wingrass binary snapshots are down
#1180
g.extension fails on install step when GRASS is launched from source directory
#1185
v.in.ogr on WinGrass: "Bad file descriptor"
#1187
TclTk digitizer does not recognize right-click
#1190
Error on compiling GRASS in Windows using osgeo4w
#1192
wxGUI: propagate option key_desc
#1194
v.build opt=dump does not report the Z coord
#1197
d.grid fails with -g flag in winGRASS
#1198
Error while parsing file paths in WinGRASS with Scripts
#1199
3D points with attributes is broken
#1202
Error after loading projection
#1207
installation incomplete/messed
#1208
v.to.db option=start/end fails to populate database
#1210
g.remove fails to remove vector files under GRASS/OSgeo4w
#1211
freeze of wxgui when changing properties of a displayed vector map
#1212
ESRI ASCII-Rasterimport
#1220
Error when creating vector(areas) from raster
#1232
gui modeler don't works as aspected
#1233
MacOSX: layer manager and mapdisplay - bad startup position
#1240
wxGUI: attribute manager reports db connection not set while existing
#1245
v.db.connect parsing
#1249
unexpected error from the wxguy using "show attribute table" from the toolbar.
#1255
v.digit line snapping fails to snap to it self
#1256
leftover node when deleting boundaries vertex-by-vertex
#1257
Georectifier is broken
#1262
r.proj broken in all dev versions
#1264
Error v.clean by menu
#1273
profile analysis plot scaling not converting from meters when PROJ_UNITS is feet
#1278
d.mon strings from grassmods po files not localised at runtime
#1280
problem about the output of g.parser
#1284
'v.vol.rst --help' fails
#1287
Windows native installers TCL lacks .enc files for non-latin 1 encodings
#1295
Wx location wizard fails to create location if it's title contains non-latin letters
#1298
v.digit crashes dbf.exe on Windows when creating attribute table
#1299
Provide user-friendly error message when trying to edit vectors in Windows
#1300
WxGUI measure tool gives wrong results
#1301
wingrass: db.in.ogr fails to load .csv file
#1303
v.in.ogr leaves TMP file after import
#1308
wingrass - dbf.exe-crash
#1332
wingrass: during install generating font configuration file fails
#1335
g.region compilation fails with recent proj
#1336
wxgui crashes with wx 2.9.1.1
#1340
wxGUI uses improper .grassrc syntax and may cause .grassrc file corruption

Closed wishes since the last release

#983
sort g.mapsets -l output
#1016
v.info support for level 1 (patch)
#1104
rfe: easier to read wx map layer list
#1108
packaging osgeo4w-gdal18 in WinGrass-installer
#1171
wingrass: include a gpsbabel with XML support
#1201
wingrass, gdal, proj4
#1268
r.out.vtk does not work as desired for RGB images
#1271
osgeo4w patch update

Closed tasks since the last release

#1127
new nViz tcl messages are not indicated for gettext